Q. Do you think the Federal Liberal/National opposition parties favour the interests of businesses or workers?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Total favour businesses||61%||79%||50%||73%|
|Total favour workers||8%||5%||12%||5%|
|Favour businesses a lot more than workers||36%||63%||14%||57%|
|Favour businesses a little more than workers||25%||16%||36%||16%|
|Favour workers a little more than businesses||7%||4%||11%||4%|
|Favour workers a lot more than businesses||1%||1%||1%||1%|
|Balance the interests of businesses and workers||14%||3%||27%||4%|
61% think that the Federal Opposition favours the interests of businesses, 8% think they favour the interests of workers and 14% think they balance their interests.
Labor voters think they favour businesses over workers by 79% to 5% and Greens voters are also much more likely to think they favour the interests of businesses (73%) over workers (5%).
Liberal /National voters are more likely to think they balance their interests (27%) – although 50% think they favour businesses’ interests and only 12% think they favour workers.
Men are more likely to think they favour the interests of businesses over workers by 66% to 9% compared to women 55% to 8%.
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